UK Anti-militarism Newswire Archive
14-08-2005 22:33Acording to Britain's most senior doctor, a tax funed National Health Service which is free for everyone to use is unsustainable and should be scrapped. Meanwhile, the British Arms Industry enjoys a cool £1 billion in handouts from the tax payer.
14-08-2005 13:47A day of discussion, skill sharing and hands-on workshops with an emphasis on affinity group actions. The morning will focus on the basics of affinity group actions; the how, why what, where and when. Find out how to form a small gorup and work together to take effective action. The afternoon will be an opportunity to explore some more specific tactics and how they have been used against DSEi, the world's largest arms fair.
14-08-2005 13:17DSEi (Defence Systems & Equipment International) will this year be held from 13 - 16 September at ExCeL, London Docklands. DISARM DSEi is planning a week of action and resistance, including two days of workshops on Sunday 11th and Monday 12th September. These will be held in our convergence centre, in East London.
14-08-2005 07:27As a result of “Terror” legislation, the age old right to peacefully protest is under serious threat, with the banning of protest being introduced in central London and laws designed to protect people from stalkers being used to imprison people involved in protest as well as I.D cards, tagging, torture, imprisonment without trial…
Speakers from CAMPACC, Haldane Society Of Socialist Lawyers, Statewatch and Smash Edo (a Brighton based campaign to close down Edo/Mbm arms dealers) will discuss these and other subjects.
This meeting is free and open to all.
Wed 14th September 7-9pm
@Sussex arts club, 7 Ship Street. Brighton
Called by Campaign Against Criminalizing Communities (CAMPACC). Smash Edo. Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and Stateswatch.
13-08-2005 20:01Jerry Hicks, a sacked trade unionist working at the Bristol Rolls Royce plant, talked in Cambridge on the Thursday 11th August. The meeting was organized by the Marshall's Aerospace branch of the Amicus Union in Cambridge, but the audience was quite mixed with trade unionists sitting next to anti-war and social justice activists.
13-08-2005 19:48Iraqis say 15 dead after military shooting -- but U.S. denies
13-08-2005 18:06Coming September 3, when IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei reports on Iran's nuclear activities, the figures below will be used concerning the number of visits in the field to inspect in Iran.
13-08-2005 14:57Around forty Anti arms trade protestors were prevented from marching through Brighton today (saturday 13th August) by over 150 officers, some in public order gear with dogs.
The camapaigners were trying to draw attention to local arms dealers EDO MBM.
13-08-2005 14:414min/14mb video from EDO demonstration in Brighton, UK
13th of August 2005
13-08-2005 10:36Civil Liberties
Torture - An Idea For Our Time
13-08-2005 09:59A 52-year old Italian peace activist disarmed two F-16 fighter airplanes last Wednesday. He managed to reach the planes unseen and used a hammer to damage the planes and the control system. He was caught and arrested as he was hammering on the second F16. The damages is said to be millions of euros.
12-08-2005 21:38Picket Spearhead Exhibitions Ltd, organiser of DSEi, 1pm on the First and Third Mondays of every month, at Spearhead Exhibitions Ltd, Oriel House, 26 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DL.
Next picket: Monday 15th August, 1pm
12-08-2005 13:24Trained professional intelligence analyst David Shayler has some serious problems with the mainstream media's interpretation of the London bombings and the War on Terror. With his anti-war hat on he suggests some ways forward.
Last weekend was the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - and what better way for the world to commemorate than by ignoring global treaties and building more weapons of mass destruction.
12-08-2005 03:27As international showdown approaches with Iran, this article explores US techniques used to overthrow undesirable governments, typified by the notorious 'Swiftboat Veterans' who undermined John Kerry's bid for US President in 2004